February 26, 2008 - Arteaméricas - Brings the Best Latin American Art to Miami
February 26, 2008

Brings the Best Latin American Art to Miami

Jose Benito, “no tendra titulo”, 2007,
madera, lapiz, papel filandes y cable de acero
55x160x23cm.
Courtesy of Galeria Via Margutta Arte Contemporaneo, Argentina

Friday, March 28th – Monday, March 31st

www.arteamericas.com

MERRILL LYNCH ARTEAMERICAS BRINGS THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN ART TO MIAMI

Merrill Lynch arteaméricas, the premier fair of art from Latin America, will be returning to Miami for the sixth year in a row. Starting on Friday, March 28th through Monday, March 31st, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas will showcase the latest trends in paintings, sculpture and multimedia from contemporary artists as well as renowned masters at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

In six short years, Merrill Lynch arteaméricas has become one of the world’s most important and most prestigious fairs of Latin American art. Seventy of the best galleries from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, the United States and Venezuela will be in attendance this year. With them, they will bring works by internationally celebrated artists, including Fernando Botero, Lygia Clark, Wifredo Lam, Armando Reverón, Jesús Soto, Rufino Tamayo and Joaquín Torres-García. Vanguard contemporary artists including José Bedía, Tony Bechara, José Pedro Costigliolo, Eduardo Chapela, Bastón Díaz, León Ferrari, Carmen Herrera, Kcho and Hugo Zapata will also be represented at the 2008 edition of Merrill Lynch arteaméricas.

Participating galleries include:
Aldo de Sousa, Alvear Arte, Fundación Alfonso y Luz Castillo / Arte x Arte, Archimboldo, Del Infinito Arte, Dharma Galería, Fundación Leopoldo Torres Agüero, GM Espacio de Arte, Pabellón 4, Javier Balina, RO Galería , Van Eyck Galeria de Arte and Via Margutta Arte Contemporáneo, from Argentina; Fundación Es Art and Salar Galeria de Arte, from Bolivia; Alonso Arte, Galería El Museo and Galería Sextante, from Colombia; Galería Jacob Karpio, from Costa Rica; dpm Arte Contemporáneo, from Ecuador; Galería Fernando Pradilla and Joan Guaita, from Spain; Galerie Bourbon-Lally and Galerie Marassa, from Haití; Alfredo Ginocchio, Aqua Gallery, EDS Galería and Quetzalli, from México; Galería Arteconsult, Aleman & Grimberg, from Panamá; Artco Galería, Enlace and La Galería, from Perú; Alinka Arte Contemporáneo, Arawack, Arte Berri and Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, from Dominican Republic; Galería Sur, from Uruguay; Artepuy, Galería Blasini, Galería Durban Segnini, Galería Okyo and Juan Ruiz Galeria, from Venezuela.

Latin American art in the United States is widely represented by: Aldo Castillo Art Gallery, Chicago; PanAmerican Art Projects, Dallas; Alejandra von Hartz Fine Art, Amat Gallery, Arévalo Arte, ArtSpace / Virginia Miller, Beaux Arts, Cernuda Arte, Dot Fifty One, Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Durban Segnini Gallery, dpm Arte Contemporaneo, Latin Art Core, PanAmerican Art Projects, Praxis International Art, Sammer Gallery, Signature Art , The Americas Collection and Tresart, Miami; Cecilia de Torres LTD, Galería Solar, Latin Collector and Leon Tovar Gallery, New York; A. Cueto, Gómez Fine Art and Latitude Art Project, Puerto Rico; Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio; and Blue Morphos Gallery, West
Palm Beach
.

Prestigious art institutions
as Florida’s Arts Connection, Bass Museum of Art, CIFO/ Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Lowe Art Museum, MAM / Miami Art Museum and MOCA / Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale, Rubell Family Collection, and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum; Museo del Barrio from New York; MoLAA from California; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; and Caracas’ Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros are all supporting the 2008 installation of Merrill Lynch arteaméricas in Miami Beach.

Merrill Lynch arteaméricas is directed by Leslie Pantín serving as the fair’s President; Emilio Calleja as Vice President; and Diego Costa Peuser, publisher of Arte al Día Internacional and director of PINTA Art Fair in New York as Fair Director of arteaméricas. Visit Merrill Lynch arteaméricas online at www.arteamericas.com for more information.

Public Relations Director:
Liana Pérez, liana@artcircuits.com , 305.661.0511

Press Contacts:
Sara Bradford, sara@thinkbsg.com , 305.929.9710
Carolina Ledezma, contacto@artcircuits.com , 347.901.6641

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